Gas exploration can be a catalyst for cooperation new US ambassador says
Hydrocarbons can serve as a catalyst for increased regional cooperation and an incentive for a Cyprus settlement, the nominee for the position of US ambassador to Cyprus stated on Thursday.
Judith Gail Garber was addressing the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
“This is an important time for Cyprus, a country situated at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It is at this place that US national interests in anchoring the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, securing the Eastern frontier, and stabilizing the South intersect,” Garber said.
She went on to describe Cyprus as “a valued friend and important strategic partner with whom the US cooperate on a range of priorities, including counterterrorism, maritime security, and law enforcement.”